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Preliminary Program

Friday, December 1, 2017 – NSIF Conference

The Friday afternoon NSIF Conference session will run concurrently with the NA PRRS Symposium session

8:00am - 5:15pm

8:00amWelcome / Housekeeping Items - Justin Fix
8:15amBeyond the Farm
 Speaker TBA What is possible with big data? The human example
 Stephen Gerike
National Pork Board
 Pork in the Food Service Industry
 Dan Groff
Hatfield
 What's the future market pig look like, the buyer perspective?
10:30amBreak  
10:45amCompetencies for the Future - Mark Knauer, moderator
 Maynard Hogberg
Iowa State University
 University Perspective - What is needed for a successful US swine genetic field?
 Tom Rathje
DNA Genetics
 Industry Perspective - What is needed for a successful US swine genetic field?
 Roundtable Discussion  
12:00pmAnnual meeting, Awards Presentation
1:30pmGraduate Student Award Presentation
2:00pmTechnologies - The Next Step
 Richard Leach
Fast Genetics
 Sexed Semen Technology
 Jeremy Howard
University of Nebraska
 Population Management Using Genetics (ROH)
3:30pmBreak  
3:45pmAllflex USA / Destron Fearing Reception (NSIF Attendees Only)
5:15pmEnd of meeting  
5:30pmNSIF/NA PRRS Keynote Speaker: Dr Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California, Davis
  "Can Biotechnology Bring Home the Bacon?"

 

Friday, December 1, 2017 – NA PRRS Symposium

The Friday afternoon NA PRRS Symposium session will run concurrently with the NSIF Conference session

1:00pm - 5:00pmGlobal Infectious Disease Challenges
 Paul Sundberg
SHIC
 Setting priorities for disease threats and strategies
 Alex Morrow
STAR-IDAZ
 Perspectives on the development of global efforts for disease control
 Jeff Zimmerman
Iowa State University
 Global surveillance
 Scott Dee
Pipestone
 Risks for importing viruses through feed and feed ingredients
 Diego Diel
South Dakota State University
 
 Ying Fang
Kansas State University
 New Tools for diagnostics and characterization of emerging pathogens
5:30pmNSIF/NA PRRS Keynote Speaker: Dr Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California, Davis
  "Can Biotechnology Bring Home the Bacon?"

 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

8:00am - 12:00pmPRRS in the Field - Special program sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim
12:00pmLunch  
1:00pm - 5:30pmTranslational Research: The Genetics of Disease Resistance, Updates on Current Progress and a Vision for the Future
 Moderators: Jack Dekkers and Bob Rowland
 Bob Rowland
Kansas State University
 PRRS overview and disease phenotypes
 Jack Dekkers
Iowa State University
 Application of genomics for disease resistance
 Andrea Wilson
Roslin Institute
 TBA
 Jay Calvert
Zoetis, Inc.
 Viral genetics and vaccines
 Graham Plastow
University of Alberta
 Resilience and PRRS in a natural disease challenge model
 Joan Lunney
USDA ARS BARC
 TBA
 Montserrat Torremorell
University of Minnesota
 Genetics for practitioners and producers
 Roundtable Discussion  
6:00pmPoster Session and Reception

 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

8:00am - 12:00pmSelected abstract talks on viral pathogenesis, vaccines, diagnostics, epidemiology-disease control and genetics